Appellate Unit

Mission Statement

The Appeals Unit provides appellate advocacy in cases litigated by our attorneys. After the trial attorney files a Notice of Appeal, the appellate attorney conducts an exhaustive review of the trial transcript, and where necessary, interviews the defendant in the case, and conducts legal research to identify the federal and state constitutional violations which might become the subject of an appeal.  The unit is staffed by attorneys knowledgeable in relevant areas of the law and highly skilled in oral and written advocacy.